Sony begins selling phones with fingerprint sensors in the U.S.

Sony is launching three new mid-range phones at this week’s CES 2018. The Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2 have a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor that is enabled right out of the box in the United States. All three phones will come to the U.S. as single-SIM models in February, but pricing hasn’t been announced just yet. According to Android Central, we can expect Sony’s upcoming flagships for 2018 to also have fingerprint sensors.

Sony patents eye gesture contact lens camera

Sony has filed a patent for a “contact lens camera” that would allow the wearer to snap photographs with a deliberate blink of the eye and store them on a wireless smartphone or tablet devices. Images from the camera can also be stored in the lens itself before being transmitted wirelessly. While other tech companies, including Google, have filed patents for “smart contact lenses”, Sony has contrasted itself from its competition by including enhanced features within its patent filing, such

Sony integrates CrucialTec fingerprint modules into Xperia Z5 smartphones

Biometrics technology firm CrucialTec is integrating its fingerprint module, Biometric TrackPad, into Sony’s new line of Xperia Z5 smartphones, according to a report by Korea Herald. CrucialTec’s Biometric TrackPad is integrated into the power button positioned on the right-hand side of Sony’s Xperia Z5, mid-range Z5 Compact and phablet-sized Z5 Premium. The new Sony smartphones — which feature a 23-megapixel front-facing camera and the world’s first 4K UHD display — were displayed at the IFA electronics trade show in Berlin..

Still no biometrics in Steam controller, but could an earlobe-sensing VR headset be on the horizon?

Video game development is rapid and the gaming experience has become so immersive, it’s hard to imagine the graphics and games that seemed so impressive twenty years ago. Valve, along with many other platform developers is trying to include biometrics and biofeedback into the gaming experience, but this has proven to be a pretty challenging task. There have been amazing innovations in game writing, graphics and customizability, but one aspect of gaming that’s remained pretty static is user input. Sure,

Sony confirms facial recognition for PS4

It’s been confirmed that Sony’s widely-anticipated PlayStation 4 console will include facial recognition, validating some long-standing rumors and leaks. Specifically, the new system will recognize faces with a Kinect-style camera sold separately. There has been a huge push to make the gaming more immersive, and biometrics is an obvious step in creating that user experience. How the camera and facial recognition will be used in the PS4 has yet to be seen, but identification seems to be a focus of